On the 30th of October 2016, National Geographic released the film documentary of Leonardo DiCaprio on climate change worldwide entitled “Before the Flood”. Compared to all other previous documentaries on climate change, Di Caprio’s short film was a major wake up call for everyone as scenes depicted the reality of our planet in a fast changing climate. Seams for Dreams shares to all this film documentary below for all to watch and see real images that will make everyone think of changing the way on how we live on this planet:
National Geographic’s Film Documentary “Before the Flood” with UN Climate Change Ambassador, Leonardo DiCaprio.
After watching this short film, we at Seams for Dreams believe that we can do better in changing our habits and ways of living by starting to look at how we purchase and wear our clothes. The fashion industry indeed is one of the leading contributors to the increasing pollution everywhere as piles of surplus clothing from brands everywhere end up in rubbish and factories use up textiles and fabrics laden with chemicals that harm the environment.
Piles of unused clothing ends up in rubbish in most countries, contributing to fashion pollution and waste.
Rivers and canals polluted with chemical dyes for synthetic fabric coloring on most fashion pieces and apparel.
Second to the oil industry, fashion is contributing to climate change with all the waste and surplus clothing produced in tons daily. Image courtesy of www.trustedclothes.com
The question, as posed by Di Caprio in the documentary is:
What is the right thing to do?
Starting off with wearing sustainable clothing is one of the little steps we can begin to accomplish, with a lot of brands worldwide offering apparel made from reused and recycled fabrics, organic textiles and created by people and artisans in one locality, therefore decreasing carbon footprint for the delivery of the clothes in different parts of the world. Seams for Dreams Founder and Fashion Philanthropist Evelyn Sharma has started to wear sustainable clothing brands such as Ambrym from Paris which we recently covered here. Enough research can bring you to all the sustainable clothing brands in your locality that can be easily worn.
Go for these labels on clothes and be part of the change in fighting global warming.
Wearing second hand vintage and thrift clothing is another small solution that can aid in a big way as we minimize the surplus of clothing that ends up in unused piles. A lot of vintage and second hand shops has sprung up in India and it would be a great idea to shop in one of them and discover great fashion finds that will still have you on top of the stylish list, spending less and saving more for the environment.
Use what you have as much as possible and donate the clothes you don’t wear anymore to vintage second hand shops and to Seams for Dreams for others to use.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Space X was interviewed in the film documentary and he shared that, “The sooner we take action, the less harm will result”, and Seams for Dreams follows him on this point that if we take small actions in changing the way we purchase and wear our everyday clothing, we can contribute to a lesser harm that will result in a better world for us and for future generations ahead.
Seams for Dreams Founder and Fashion Philanthropist Evelyn Sharma stepping up in donating unused clothes and reusing old fabrics for upcycling.
Seams for Dreams will continue our mission in synergy with global efforts in stopping the effects of climate change by supporting local sustainable labels and designers and upcycling clothes that are donated to us, to be reused and appreciated.
Seams for Dreams contributes to less carbon footprints by reusing old fabrics and clothing and upcycling them into a new outfit to be worn again.
We at Seams for Dreams are one with UN Climate Change Ambassador, Leonardo DiCaprio and all the respected leaders worldwide in stepping up, and educating all as there is no reason why we can’t solve the mounting problem of climate change in our planet.
As you watch the film until the end, we are reminded that IT IS UP TO ALL OF US. How we consume differently what we buy, what we eat and how we get our power. Change begins with each one of us and we do hope that we can start this with you and be able to continue to live on this planet that we all call home for years to come before it’s too late.
Visit www.beforetheflood.com to get more information on climate change and support various initiatives globally in solving the problem.